Troy Aikman talks Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush, and the NFL players pushing the injury schedule

former Cowboys in Dallas Quarterback and Monday Night Football announcer Troy Ekman Join the Musers on Sportsradio 96.7 FM / 1310 The Ticket [KTCK-AM] To talk about everything related to football. Here are some of the highlights that have been edited for clarity:

How much do you like the way Cooper Rush versus CIN played?

Ekman: “Yeah, I loved the way he played. I thought he did a lot of really good things. I think, you know, as a backup… I think it’s a great job. I think most people who listen to this would probably say yes, being a back-up player in the The NFL is great business – until you have to play….if you’re one of those, like with Cooper Rush, when you get the chance to play, you better play well. Because if you don’t, you’re out of work You may not get another job elsewhere. …

“And obviously the team really likes him. You can say by the way that the players’ response to questions is that he respects him, works hard, and they have a lot of confidence in him. So, that was nice. But let’s be honest, I mean, they won because of the defense and how well they played, and I expect a lot from Same in terms of how the defense looks this week against the Giants.”

On Dak Prescott’s injury, and the possibility of some players rushing onto the field too soon…

Ekman: “I just think I think that if it’s Jerry [Jones] He talks about the fact that he might be back sooner – and then someone planted that seed with Jerry. And then that person will be one of the doctors or coaches. I know Jim Maurer, who’s still head coach… I know these guys, Brett Brown, and they’d never take out someone who they thought was at risk, you know, with their future, or could risk more injuries or whatever else they might be.

“But, with that being said, there are now only 17 of these regular matches. And so the professional athletes are constantly pushing them, at least most of them. … But mostly, the players play much sooner than they should. … And that’s because they They just push the envelope, plus they have much better access to rehab, treatments and everything they go through. …

“If Dak Prescott puts on a suit and plays next week, I would be pretty sure that, yeah, it might hurt, you know, might not fully heal, but he’s not in danger of doing any other damage that might jeopardize his season or career because I know people concerned.”

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